The Merrickville Blockhouse / Le blockhaus de Merrickville

The Merrickville Blockhouse / Le blockhaus de Merrickville (HM2MMD)

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N 44° 54.99', W 75° 50.24'

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When construction of the Rideau Canal began, Merrickville was already an established village and was considered by the authorities to be a logical target for an invader. Consequently Colonel John By urged strong measures for the protection of the lock station. The result was this blockhouse, built in 1832-33, the largest on the Rideau Canal and the second largest surviving in Canada. It still resembles its early description as "a good blockhouse, the basement and ground floor being of stone, and the upper storey of wood covered with tin, the whole surrounded by a ditch".
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Lorsque débuta la construction du canal Rideau, Merrickville était déjà un village établi. Les autorités y voyaient une cible parfaite pour l'envahisseur. Le colonel John By insista pour qu'on prît des mesures rigoureuses visant la protection du poste d'éclusage. En 1832-1833, il fit construire le blockhaus de Merrickville, le plus imposant du canal Rideau et le deuxième en importance au Canada parmi ceux qui subsistent. Le bâtiment reste fidèle



à sa description première: « Un solide blockhaus dont les fondations et le rez-de-chaussée sont de pierre, l'étage supérieur de bois et le toit de tôle, le tout entouré d'un fossé ».
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HM NumberHM2MMD
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada / Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 433909 N 4974015
Decimal Degrees44.91650000, -75.83733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.99', W 75° 50.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 59.4" N, 75° 50' 14.4" W
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